''wzjv?x 'pr(m til- cahohx. AUGUST 28, %8l 1 he aHdrcsscil to BI.VE RIDGE UAPT1ST. nendersonyille, N. C. Western Baptist Convention. Elder 1). V,. Nclv.,n, Prcx't, 1 lender- 11 sonville, N. C. Meets in Wavncsville Baptist church Thursday before the 3rd Sabbath in October, 18S4. Mission Board, Ashe vi He, N. C. Elders John Mitchell, W. VV. We lls, E. J. Morgan, S. J. Morgan, J. M. HHliard, J. W. Anderson, N. B. Cobb, L. W. S mis, S. H . Harrington, T. M. llonev- cntt, S. M. Collis, A. J. Long. and Brethren W . D. Justice, Frank P. Morgan. J. C. Sains, J. H. Stradlev, C. C. Matthews, T. J. Polk, Wl P. Southern. J. D. Franks and Joshua Franks. Sunday-Schooi and Bible Board, Asheville. Elder W. W. Wells, C. M. Williams, C. 12. Lee, Elder 'J'. M. llonevcutt, W T. Bradley, P. R. Young, I. ft. Goren- Ho,J. C. Sams, J. ]i. Freeman, J. R. Patterson, J . B. Freeman. [. P. Morgan, 61' Morgan Hill, J. H. Woodward, F. Slider and Elder A. I. Justice. Education Board, Uenderscnvdle. Elders J. B. Boone, G. S. Jones, E. Allison, G. W. Brook*. F. M. Jordan, J. E. Carter, I). B. Nelson, and tfcreth re» Jno. W. Ststnics, G C Briygg, W. A. G. Brown and C. M. Pa>ce\ DRS. T. R. & J. L. EGERTON, Physicians Surgeons, IlGELeLeisonville, iT. C, Offer their professional services lofche citi- /• us of Henderson county. Office over C. FeW iVCo's. Drug Store, where they can be fmiiwl .luring' the day, unless lirofessionall v i 11 u;i -rL <! . Nij'ht calls should he. left at Fletcher House. All CHHh left with Dr. C. lev will receive prompt attention . Diseases peculiar to tcmales ami their treat- ment a specialty. . t3tf~ Warranty Deeds, Mortgage Deeds, Chattel "Mortgages, etc., for sale by Ja . I). Davis,, Printer, Ilendcr- bonville, N . C. <g. cge.^siii'y. p-vutt haytp a'^ :\ Aii d of <iO«*f • not of g roin id oil « run - ! can 1 ct>iu b'wl thi ill liui'!: kef lH< hours run away in seeking n part of the vineyard where they may use their tools. Had half tin thought thus vainly spent- beer put to the practical purpose of immediate service, something could and would have come of i: If these gentlemen had begun b\ qualifying themselves for a posi- tion the position would have come U> them in due time; and if they hail continued to improve themselves in the place whereun to they hail attained, and had they perse veri ugly made the best of all opportunities, they would have accomplished something, and would in 'all probability have arisen to a hig her plane of act ion. It seems to us to be of the very smallest consequence where a /fian begins a useful life. Give a God-sent preacher a pulpit and a covered building to protect the people from wind and rain,' and he will make his own way. Should he be surrounded at the outset with all possible aids, he ought to succeed, and therefore he ought not to be self-satisfied, but should aspire to something more arduous; for opportunists of self-development are evidently all the fewer where encourage- ments are many and everything lies ready to hand. Should a man commence life where everything is against him, where others" be- fore him have seriously failed, where there are all the disheart- ening omens which predict de- feat to himself, it will be all the more to bis credit if he prospers, and in the process of prospering he will acquire strength and wis- dom, which will be moie valua- to him than the success itself. We have known ministers who ve begun with the smallest am! ovc&i of village churches deve a grand life-work; yes, I so have others who have nmcuccd with no church at and have had the honor of np- Iding every thing. from a foun ion of their own la ving. j\dans n owe die grandeur of their , :s to ttie&ftrerutiiidoi: < diiKcni- • T!HVjJr<t sfcjk which they j •p quar>-riKn**SH?*cn co graven j II their -names, amUbas von- I ed then itflmortal. Ohei tin 1 left a faniHiis iniiic among I tors: but it is possible that if j had been appointed to a city j ft ft'Ajltd had^aa Mflfefs .-'ed a con - ( "" hers in j ir hay©' 8fel : :d'. l#is«>>r'l*t' very i'b'i: ::,v l'.u<>. de ts#l\ <.t.he ha:. en. so secluded, so ed, he hail opportunities ing and civilizing and elc- \Ve question u there could nave been an Oberlin, as he now ex- ists in public memory, if theic had not been a wild Ban de la Roche, to be the dwelling of a refined and spiritually-enlighten- ed congregation. Let a young minister believe that difficulties are the raw material of a glorious life. With the Bible in his hand, love to God in his heart, and die Holy Spirit as his power, let him regard nothing as impossible. The very things which would keep off an idler arc attractions to the active and earnest servant of the Lord Jesus. It was a new thing in the world when Fle'tcher went to Madely, refusing a far belter living because he wanted more work and less pay; yet had lie not made that choice, Fletcher might have always been a saint; hut the peculiar saintlessness em- bodied in '-Fletcher of Madeley," might never have perfumed bi- ography. He who would bless (he world most fully 1111M culti- vate its waste places, and cause its deserts to blossom as the rose. This, if it be believed, will make the competition less keen for the apparently advantageous posi- tions, and cause the thoroughly consecrated to make small ac- count of where they shall labor, in comparison with how they shall give out their strength to promote the greater glory of God. A man takes the position o! head gardener where horticulture has been carried on to die utmost perfection. He reckons upon the honor of taking the place of Jttiic wl.o made the garden te- rtowrted by taking cverjf'pri/.e at' floral exhibitions.' He, ought 11 of to forget that he has.tn.it u : novvu . to keep up. It will heed" daily diligence to maintain 't he garden . hi its high classed condition; ho will be cont'munWy subject iucom- parison with his eminent i'.rcde- ce-ssor. not always hjs own credit; and he must be aft extra- ordinary man if he n-div goes beyond jhe accomplishments of the. man whose place he has takeft; yit thi will assuredly ' be ■ -.pectcib of him; £fo45ugh| to make ure of hi* ability before he Inters upon such, a- "post. Yet many \ oung men wotjW iike'to take a pastorate i where every- thing is .specially prosperous, where the Reaching has been of the ran : .t order, the church work of a modci kindffcnd the spirhuajg tone of the highe.-Tpitch. Wlidp better men shrink from enletfrVg, the worse are eager to climW g£ ■ Competent brethren ay,' "ti J fy tions; but there are other bid for the place itself, and fa that the qualifications will coir with it. They have their cut out if they are able merely to maintain it in giving form to the admirable work of those whom they succeed and they had need put themselves through many heart-searching examinations be- fore they venture upon the task. We all know what became of Phajton when his rash hands ventured to grasp the reins of the chariot of the sun. On the other hand, a working gardener takes a position at the head of affairs where every part of the domain has been neglect- ed; general mismanagement anil ignorance have ruined alike trees, anil shrubs, ami flowers; walks and lawns are all in disorder. We judge bis task to be compar- atively, easy, and its immediate reward to be manifest. Every- thing be does by way of im- provement is seen at once; the hoe and pruning-kinfe work svonders. The order which he introduces strikes the attention of his master who smiles as he sees every day a measure of delightful progress. He has the benefit of contrast with his- predecessor, and probably wins more praise than he actually deserves. When rich crops reward his toil they are enhanced by the remember- ance of past years of failure; and be himself finds no small pleas- ure in seeing how readily nature answers to his touch, and re- wards his careful attentions. His (Continued 011 page S.) t -J t blue ridge-Baptis i I ;i Ye<ir, Ahv.:ys ii> Advance, SPECIAL DIRECTIONS : i. If you wish your articles to receive insertion in this paper, your safest plan to succeed wi! 1 be to write plainly, to the point, and as short as the nature of j there,,, and the case will allow. z. Always be sure to put your own post office, county and State at the iiead or foot of your letter, so as to be understood, and write names very plainly. }. When you want a paper address changed to another pfiice,give the post- cilice tram which it is to be changed, as well as the one to which the paper is : o go. .(. When you enclose money, postal order or draft in a letter, never fail to state the amount enclosed and exactly what il is for. IJe sure to rend Special Directions above, and to fully prepay postage on .11 letters sent. Make postal orders, and drafts, payable to T. J. Rickm.vn. CORRESPONDENCE. was eadv for harvest. At invitation jfnout thirty I call | live." a re- most efficient pas* and pravers; some Revival at Cedar Siioai, S. C. Five weeks before the revival the worthy pastor, Dr. James A. Martin, requested all Christians to pray for a revival and for the salvation of souls. No doubt many pravers reached the throne of God, for when we met again, the 4th Saturday and Sabbath •n [uiv. the wheat was ripe and the first penitertts ame forward for prayer. The u ■! vsi increased rapidly. Chris- — v }-p v i v cd, f o r t v -fi v e ^*of faith in C/n.st, two joined the church. «-"'v7^at shall we render to the j£ Lord for all his benefits to us?" I .'Because he hath inclined his ear unto mc therefore will upon Him as long as I Some ascribe the work as suit of their tor's labors sav it is the result of the glorious work of the Sunday-school, while other? sav it is in answer to some "aithful, burdened Christian's oraver. Of course God has ;se instrumentalities to name, but I believe set time for "Goers visitations" to his people, and he lias used these faithful instrumen- liilics, but he must have all the lory and honor. Would that my en might "Crown him Lord of .11 " "O, for this love let rocks and hills 'Their lasting silence break, And all harmonious human tongues Their Savior's praises speak.'' The services continued ten days 1 11U nights. Sometimes there A'ould he sixty or seventy-five penitents. At the close of the meeting there was a large num- ber of penitents left. Dr. Martin •did most of the preaching; visi- ted, talked and worked unceas- ngly until almost worn out. He was assisted by the excellent ex donations, prayers and encour- agements of Rev. C. C. Watson, the Superintendent of the Sun- day-school of this place. He is the Pastor's main prop in this church. l have taken vacation two weeks. At Unity, another one of Dr. Martin's churches, brother D. C. Freeman, who, by the way, :t relative of those good sing- ing Freemans. at Bear Wallow | 1 and Fair -View, was cond ucfmaJN a service. He.i.s oiae'.of the fiest < I singers I ever heard'. 'He is con secrated to Christ, and works successfully. I spent four days enjoyed the service* much. This week hack in 1 k>1 My school increases in number and interest. Some of the sweet- est children I ever knew are in this school. Thank you, sister Vola Free- man. Yes, I have been well en- tertained and so busy! I have met many old friends, and found new acq uaitances, but never shall 1 forget my <dd friends in North Carolina, who are tried and t$ie. Nor shall any paper ever be so gladly welcomed by me as the .Blue Ridge Baptist. I am glad brother Rickman is connect- ed with the "paper. He always writes success on bis flag. What makes sister Lu.la Reed let her gifted pen rest. I have looked in vain for a leher in the Baptist j from her. I feel entirely at home among these r warm-hearted friends and vvhule : souled Chris tians, and "The Savior*! And sweet/p He g en thdM For this*»j£S ofhws and walks with 1,113 nyVlunion here have we. ts Hie with his hand, aspen's border-land ." E. II.,. Hobbysville, S. C, Aug. 84. sect gfpfi fy 'his ir was his 'Flic. lsasi<'Se Association ^, Met at Locust Old Fields, Hay- •vt>o<l county, on A life*)}."* '5- ; M&m Introductory sermon by S. n. Harrington. The body was called to ordei by the former Moderator, Elder |E. D. Brendle. After devotional exercises C. E. Lee and J. G. Pul- liam were appointed reading clerks. ' After reports of churches Elder C. *B. Mingus was elected Mod- erator and brother Morgan Mease Clerk. Correspondents and visi- tors responded as follows: Bun- combe county Association, C. E. Lee, W. W. "Wells, J. G.Pulliam; New Found Association, W. O. Messer; Enon Association, Ten- nessee, A. J. Glasgow; Anson Association* N. C., J. P. Boyd; Henderson comity, J. B. Boone and J. E. Carter; and Elder Kel- ley, Georgia. Alter appointment of commit- tees the body adjourned until SATURDAY. Thirty minutes were spent in singing and prayer. Report on Missions considered and col lec- tion taken for Highlands church, amounting to $31.10. Rev. J. B. Boone preached at 1 1- o'clock, when a collection was taken for Warm Springs church, amounting to $20.00. The afternoon was devoted to the discussion of the report on Education. A collection was taken for Ministerial education at Judson College amounting in cash and pledges to $92.50. SUNDAY MORNING The report on Sunday-schools was discussed at the stand. The preaching was done (on Sundaj) bv Elders Kclley. J. E. Carter, Blackwood and Ilarriiigloh, :i Cai tc; 's sc* 11101; at nP>il i ectl<;.n Was t#kenff "ijdflr-iobs amounting to'fe^OQ/'T^^I.i;. C arter presetted .one f-his^&j&Mest sermons, and. wit.l^.rc.atS^v.iv^' All the oh- • jectirt'i wc hean< to it was that it was /./) slwrt^ Jfy night brother Harrington .^e'aclu d in the church... pb&'Vpi'i'fession was made and sever;-! penitents came forward for prayer. On * jm\. . '. MONDAY ' »i* ".\' v » ' The vcport on Periodicals was lii.stusse ) apd jj. G. .Pnlbaii: ai- !• wei ! time to ta'k'e 'Si them in praising fts even blessed name. I am your bif.theiy ( - ( > . #t»s.rKi. cqLyk- ■ Bakers ville. Mitcheil.Co.'.' AoV iS. Subscriptions t" I>iiv'V*Ru>GK ])Ai'r;sr. Re- point's oh' Temperance, Gftjincb. Extensioh, *Minis*teri;u. Support, with oVheYs, were $is£tts$e(H^rd- adopted: A'i'feV scleral. resfeJnV ti o.us, Sterns of .usiness, &,c% the b>u'\ adjourned to nice'. at fftt$r*g l^-g,Ja< gut of die esfng nun v mi ch, o*nit\ sessnmi, e at; prevr-iKCi *nd good accdrm>lish'( next. An-* . nn' i versa ry. fi an inter-. m iwsjost bar.' '"t-M.st T August 19, 18S4. _ session of the Mitchell ;J |v Assotiation. Elder S. M. xWiY was elected Moderates- a id From lialvt- rs v iilp, XI e have just closed a very hai moiious c< ElSSr J. W. Putnam Clerk. Ve had a good correspondence i !i 2L- sister Associations. Qui* Ai^'JIat!' il. '.oin ene .t/fe.nAi '^H^WjTucsday before the tmrcv Sunday in September, at Little Rock Creek chinch, in sight of the dwelling of the writer. We hope the ministers of the Wes- tern Convention will stick down a peg in their memory and try to be with us: it was so pleasant to meet the brethren this year. We had Elder A.,C. Farthing from Three Fork, Elder R. L. Patton from Catawba, Elder J. Miller and brother J. P. Morgan from Buncombe, and Elders Parson, Miller, Collis, Silver, Duncan, RatclilY and Robertson from black Mountain Association. We can't help but exclaim. Be- hold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell togeth- er in unity. But now it makes me feel sad to think we shall nev- er meet no more on earth in an Association. But we are separ- ated, each one to his field of la- bor. Next Thursday morning T ex- pect to leave my peaceful little home and dear companion, and travel alone to and in my field of labor in Ashe and Alleghany counties. Brethren and sisters, pray for me. As I ride these mountains alone my mind is often called hack to the dear brethren that I have traveled with in gone by days. I still hold them dear in thy memory; that is Elders Morgan, Paterson, Dickson, Keith and the Buchanans. But they have finished tneir work and gone home. Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord. I won- der sometimes why they were taken and I were left. But when our work is done our blessed Father will call us home to join Fraf.n PoJk iP4>uftly. On the 3rd itlst. rfi me*tiiVg was commenced at White Oak church in Polk county, connuctetj bv. the" pasfoiv'Rev. T. I^right, assisted by Rev. W. T. BJevt&llyn, which continued fifteeu.tUiliV, '.and result- ed in the conversion f >f sornHB twenty 01; more souls. On Sun- ? day the 17th there weiie eighteen happv converts '•buried with Christ by baptism." The meet- , ing w as one of deep interest, the church was greatly revived and a ; deep solemnity pervaded the large assembly that were present - from day to day, .and we trust ^tlie e fleets may be feiP.for time to dome, A)t the close of the meet- ing brother Le welly 11^ preached a verit impressive sermon 'to one, of the largest congregatijjrKi we have ever* seen at thatJJehu 1 ch. Brethren Bright, an^.^Mwolly n b';»i'<ai en desired themserv'wPto the nie'fnberShip of the church and to thi^ eoinmn^ufy ,'>y. theit nntirrhg 'if?\.M Tii to the- -cause of Christ 31V.U ytheb'." Ip^gffjjpf love arum><"' thcpMor IfJ : " & A fKeetin'lf^*Fas begun at S^pjet* Creek church at 4 o'clock yesiiTjpr- day evening by the above men - ' i tioned brethren. Three weeks of incessant labor has had but jjjttj effect upon the physical streri pfJhe ministprr who seem fil tib'e to the ia»U of" -.11101110" we Mi W. M. Justice Is Spring, N. C, Aug. iS, 'S4 Rcsoi 11 1 ions. The Baptist church at the Three Forks in session: Whereas, There has been a pamphlet published and circulat- ed by W. R. Lewis, an excluded member of Mount Zion church, of a slanderous nature against E. F.Jones. Therefore, Resolved, That we disbelieve and ignore said pamphlet, and believe that it was done through malice, and for the injury of brother Jones. We have known Elder E. F.Jones for four or five years, and have never known any thing derogatory to his Christian character. This done by order of the church, Saturday August 2nd. 1SS4. and ordered to be printed in the Blue Ridge Bap- tist. J. M. Brown, Ch. eric. • NCllOOl IWiicon County Sunday' Convention Will be held with Sugar Fork church, commencing at 12 o'clock Friday before 3rd Sunday in Sep- tember. PROGRAMME. Introductory sermon by Elder May. Subjects for discussion: 1st. 'TIow and what to teach in the Sunday-school." 2nd. "How are we to get the Pastors to take a proper interest in Sunday-schools?" M. P. Long, Sec. Soi.ic Kcusous Why our Church- es do not Prosper. i st. Because there is not enough earnest prayer in the church and members neglect their duty in not attending church. There arc some members who go to church and instead of going in and taking part in worship, seat themselves outside and tall* • while the minister is preaching. 2nd. Because she fails to deal faithfully with some of her mem- bers. One brother is charged with a falsehood, and on a bare proof as to his guilt the church excludes him from her fellowship. There is another brother of a lit- tie higher standing who is guilty ' of the same; he is let alone and not 'dealt with.' Another has been intoxicated: he is let go and not "dealt with.'' There is no church that will prosper under that way of doing business. She is no£ strict enough with her members. 3rd. ^Because the ministers talk too much- about their salaries in the puloit. If the church fails to pay them according to proua'ise I let them talk to the deacons abo-it it rnd not their congregate, is for it has a bad aff-r or toe .people. The writ.r haj often heard it *i tb'it certain, preachers % wiere preaching for the good* of , but were just preaching for jf^ y B. F, Hays. ♦Decks Creek, N. C, Aug. iS, 'S4. We take exception to the V,l)i(^i£is 3rd reason why church- . • not prosper. And first we think that the Word teaches that "They which preach the gospel shall live of the gospel. v Then it is the duty of the church to pay him, and to pay him enough to support his family. If they do not do so, then the preacher should call it to the attention of his church. The deacons originally were chosen to look after the poor and not to raise money for the support of the ministers. If the church • members do not pay their Pastor, to their shame, he oeght to call it to their attention — in the pulpit if necessary, in order to get them to do their d.uty in this respect. — Ed. A hi. .lit; tlie .School*. On Thursday, the 14th inst., the first visit among the schools was made. Antioch, Dist. No. 21, was chosen as the point of be- ginning the work. This school is taught by J. C. Wilson. One year ajjo, when the same school was visited, the outlook was not encouraging, though under the charge of a jiumbcr one teacher, J. O. Fore. That visit was made in the early part of the term, as was the last. An observation of very few minutes made it appar- ent that Mr. Fore had accom- plislud an excellent work, and that Mr. WiKon was following it up with an efficiency that prom- ises well for the future of the school. I apprehend that more improvement in a school, in the esprit dc corps, in one year is sel- dom witnessed. Another healthful indication was, that the day I was there, the Committeemen, and some others, met to let out a contract for the construction of a black-board and some writing-desks. The black- board, when finished according to the terms of the contract, will be the best one in the county. In this article of school furniture, there is a deficiency in very many schools. While spme schools are provided with creditable black- boards, those possessed by a large majority are altogether inade- quate to the use a live efficient teacher would make of such a convenience. The week just passed was spent among the schools in the north-eastern part of the county. Of theseftnuch the same might be said, as is said above, but. space ana time forbid special mention now. There has been obvious progress making in the schools and in education during the last few years. Te-ichers are becom- ing energised . n'd rendered capa- ble of more • fcctive work as cm avaii themselves of the mea.is afforded for acquiring a knowledge of superior methods. W. A. G. Brown. Co. Supt. Henderson Co. Hendcrsoville, August 25, 18S4. that any but the members assem- bled to do the business of the church. "Come ye out from air ng them: be ye separate from them.*' (That is, the world.) Pastors of the churches are not called for the sole purpose of preaching to the community but to minister spiritually to the church. The community may contribute to his support, but he is the shepherd of the sheep. Elder A. B. Thomas writes: "We have had a great revival in our church. Nineteen persons professed faith in Christ, 14 of whom were baptized. There were 31 baptized in all, but some of them were received by experi- ence, having heretofore belonged to another denomination. Five received during the meeting bv letter." ° " Editor Baptist: — Since you are a friend to the Indian *nd since some of your correspond- ents of my race have fallen asleep, would it be wrong for me, in my quaint way, to ask you a question? First, I would say that I am a friend to the Baptists, for they were among the first whites that came from the great beyond to settle the Indians' country. And a peculiar people they were! They were geneially illiterate (^called then "The ignor- ant Baptists,") but they were the most devoted people in the world. They had a book called the "Bi- ble," which they said came from the "Great Spirit;"' and every thing they did they said they learn- ed it from that book. When they baptized thev plunged under all over, bead and ears. When they took the "Lord's Supper," they did not ask a vngle one to cat with them. Now comes the question — would not allow any but their own members to vote for their pastor. Now Mr. Baptist, many of the churches in the back- woods ask the world to vote with them for the pastor, and they vote, too. Now is this right? If so, why? If not, why? Baptists did not used to do so. So your old Red Cousin hum- bly and anxiously awaits an an- swer. PoWANTAN AM A. We think that it is a very im- proper thing for any one not a member of a church to partici- pate either by voting or otherwise in any matter of business before the church. Christ preached to the multitude, yet we often find that He and His Disciples were alone, talking and transacting matters pertaining to the kingdom. Paul preached often to multi- tudes. Yet nowhere do we find Reward of a Cup of Cold Water. A young English woman was sent to France to be educated in the Hugcnot school in Paris. A few evenings before the fatal massacre of St. Bartholomew's day, she and some of her young companions were fSfcing a walk in some part of the town where tijere weie sentinels placed — per- naps on the walls — and you kiow that when a soldier is on guard he must not leave his post until he is releived; that is, till aiother soldier comes to take his price. i;ne ot the soldiers, as the young ladies passed' him,* be- sought them to have the charity of bringing him a little water, ad- ding that he was very ill, and it would be as much as his life was worth to go and fetch it him- self. The ladies walked on, much of- fended at the man for presuming to speak to them; all but the young English woman, whose compassion was moved, and who, leaving her party, procured some water and brought it to the sol- dier. He begged her to tell him her name and place of abode, and this she did. When she rejoined her com- panions, some blamed and others ridiculed her attention to a com- mon soldier; but they soon had reasons to lament that the_y had not been equally compassionate, for the grateful soldier contrived on the night of the massacre to save this young English woman, while all the other inhabitants of the house she dwelt in were killed. — Children's Guide. VP known Bible of sainted mother, and desired him to read and com- pare its teachings wi'h the memo- ries of her life. He read, and found a tear-stained and deep under the verse, "By their fruits ye shall know them." Conviction seized him. The beauty of her character, the pa- tience, purity, and fidelity she had showed were convincing eviden- ces of the unspeakable superiority of Christian character over the hollow fruits of skepticism. He cast away the toils of the tempter, knelt and consecrated his life and his splendid talents to his Savioi, who then and there seemed to say : "This is the way; walk ye in it." The sure way, therefore, for us to conquer the unbelief about us is to live the faith we profess, and thus hasten the divine grand corona- tion. — Orphans' 1 Friend. A Pious mother's Influence. Coming home from years of study abroad, a young man one evening in conversation with his only surviving parent, shocked him with a sneer against the relig- ion of Christ. Not a word of reproach came from the grieved father. He took his little lamp and went to his chamber. AH night that young skeptic heard the feet of that sleepless father and the sound was a knell of sorrow, the cause of which he well knew. In the morning the father brought to his son the well- It sometimes happens that a church member becomes offended with another member, and conse- quently neglects, in part or en- tirely, his church duties. If asked why he does not attend public worship, he will probably say that he cannot worship God in the same assembly with the man in whom he has no confidence, or who has treated him badly. If questioned as to the neglect of the Lord's Supper, he will reply that he cannot commune with the man whose character he be- lieves to be lacking in integrity, and so the offended one ,^npes ami stays at home, oi &c k ,» — 1 saying ugly things, and yet a* suming an injured and self-rigfflk eous demeanor. Admitting all that our injured brother says to be true, yet the solemn question should come home to him, wheth- er the course which he is pursu- ing is right? He does not inflict any punishment upon the one who has offended or displeased him by staving away from God's house, yet his neglect in this par- ticular is calctdated to do harm. In tho effort to vindicate himself and punish another, he really in- jures most the cause of the Lord Jesus Christ. In our experience we have seen a good deal of such conduct, and it has invariably- been attended with harm to the church, to the kingdom of the Redeemer, and to the offended brother, but rarely has it had any effect on the individual who was supposed to be most affected by- it. Two wrongs do not make a right; the sin of one man does not justify the sin of another. If one Christian has injured another, that is no reason why the injured one should himself do wrong. It is but a poor vindication of one's self to trample upon Christ's commands, and to indulge in fla- grant and public neglect of duty. The man who acts in this way cannot expectGod's blessing, how- ever greatly he may have been in- jured by others. There is another and better way, namely, that laid down in the iSth chapter of Mat- thew. Neglect of this instruc- tion always brings trouble, while faithful and exact compliance with it will surely lead to satis- factory results. — Central Baptist. Not* Blue Ridge baptist Entered at the Pnstofficc at Hcndersonville N. C, as Second-Class Matter. TKOS. I mm Editor and Frop'r, S. I NEW < < Associate Editor. THURSDAY, AUGUST =S, 1SS4 "t'NBEClDKD." A correspondent of this paper, in reporting the proceedings of a State Norma! School, among many other interesting items, classed the teachers in attendance religiously. There were one hun- dred enrolled, seventy -eight of whom were distributed among the various evangelical denomin- ations, and then twenty-two were in a class which the writer re- ported as "undecided." To my mind this was the most signifi- cant word in his very interesting report. "Undecided" is a rock over which many souls have stumbled into the abyss of eternal woe. The question of Elijah on Mt. Carmel, when he asked the hesitating multitude: "Why halt ye between opinions?" and the exhortation of Joshua in his fare- Well address: "Chose ye this day wholfiF'Sre will serve," were not • ' v jy ! ill ic in liiC llctj J< Ol" Prophets than to-day. Twen- '?wo persons, more than one- ifth, in a company of one hun- red, who are undecided upon questions of great importance, is a significant fact. And the im- portance increases, when we re- member, these hesitating, if not wavering minds, are either now the teachers of our children, or are preparing and expecting to become such. But the report may mean that they are not to be counted as undecided upon the foundation doctrines of religion, but that they have not investi- gated the questions which separ- ate the denominations, or else they are indifferent as to these issues. But in either case the fact is a sad indication. Relig- ion is -the great fundamental prin- cipal of our being, anil the ques- tions which separate the denom- inations into different organiza- tions are no more to be ignored or treated with indifference than the other commands of God, since the right to neglect one command, involves the right to ignore all of them. It is not an encouraging prospect when a number of the teachers of our country give more attention to the cultivation of their minds than their hearts. It may be said however, that it is their business to cultivate the mind and leave lie cultivation of the heart to par- ents and pastors, but every teach- er impresses his pupils more by what he is, than by what he say^ and we may question the qualifi- cations of an)' teacher who is s > indifferent upon great moral ques- tions as to be classed "Undecid- ed." OUR SIGNAL STATION. W. J. Owen. — We will do as you request. Hope you will get us the list. The Transylvania county As- sociation will meet with Rocky Hill church, on Thursday before the ist Sabbath in October. Buncombe county Association meets with Hominy church, on Thursday, September 4th. We hope to attend both these Asso- ciations in the interest of the Bap- tist, and in looking after its in- terest, we feel that we will be i 1 the interest of all our Western North Carolina brethren. Subscriptions and remittances received since last issue from J. M. Stafford, (V,) J. G. Pulliam, (list,) Thos. Gibbs, M. T. Justus, J. C. Wilson, Rev. Bailey Bruce and Edward Sitton. We intend to mention all who remit through the mail. We may omit some who send but we are always care- ful to enter credits. The undersigned will hold a Sunday-school Institute with the church at Mt. Vernon, Mitchell county, beginning on Friday be- fore the third Sunday in Septem- ber, 1S84. J. M. Stafford. Obituary. Died at his residence, near Asheville, N. C, on the 22nd inst. brother Joseph Reed, aged fifiy- seven years. Was united in mar- riage to Miss J. C. Miller, April 19th, 1S49. He leaves a wife and five chil- dren, (three sons and two daugh- ters,) to mourn his sudden death, living only two days after he was taken sick. Brother Reed was a kind and aiVectionate husband and father. He lived to see all his children members of the Baptist chcrch at Gash's Creek, which he joined at its organization in 1S56. Brother Reed was ordained a deacon of said church April 11, 1S57. Be- ing possessed of great energy, lie was blessed of the Lord in af cumulating an abundance of the ■good things of this world, awj ,>with him the poor always shared". He was ever watchful of the in- terest of his church and pastor, and was especially kind to min- isters. In his death the church and community have sustained an irreparable loss, but his work is ended and he sweetly rests with loved ones gone before. Pastou. CORRESPONDENCE. Mu. Editor: — Permit me the space in a column of your very valuable paper to say that while on a lovely tour through the mountains of Hay wood and Jack- son counties, on crossing the beautiful Balsam I came to a town the description of which is as follows: It is located on the Haywood and Jackson line. The town consists of two dwellings, two grocery- stores and two bar- rooms. The place is called the '•Loafers Glory." A very appro- priate name. There lay one pros- trate under a bench; another mut- tered "we can't have a much. a dance without music." Oh! how I regret to see this heaven-like place with the viper of death stinging those God- loved people. 1 wish they would think for a moment how much their country resembles Bethle- hem of Judea, or the birth-place of their only Savior. To think that men for the sake of money would license men to keep the devil's work -house in a lovely country like this, to poison the system of these young men whose bright intellects and noble talents are so easily destroyed. Be cautious, my readers, who you send to make your laws. 1 appeal to North Carolinians to wake up on this point, and may the God of Heaven aid us in abolishing these horrible places from our glorious State. J. R. Lee. Upshu.-II.dl; or. The Power of Influence. By Dorothy Hoi - royd. Philadelphia: Ameri- can Baptist Publication Society. Price, $1.00. In this pleasant story, the in- fluence exerted by a bright, true- hearted Christian girl, is well portrayed. It is not the influence of direct exhortation or instruc- tion, but that of a cheerful, con- sistent Christian life. By this means, a young invalid is led to ne w views of life and to a hum- ble trust in the Savior. The scene is laid chiefly in Virginia. The characters are well drawn, anil this little volume cannot fail to do good. We hope it will find place in every Baptist Sun- day-school Library. It is printed and bound in very attractive style, and has several engravings. Politics. It is usually considered improp- er for the Christian Journalist to invade the territory of the politi- cian. This, in general, is no doubt, the correct position. Pol- itics is regarded as such a filthy pool, that all who dabble in it be- come polluted. This, however, is not inevitable. Christians are citizens, and we may add. are very important fac- tors in the government, and duty and interest compel them to par- ticipate in public affairs. If Christians surrender their duties as citizens, and refrain from speaking and voting upon public matters, they simply turn over all governmental affairs into the hands of the wicked, and the worst elements of society. This year many of our public servants are to be elected, from the chief magist rate of the nation, down to the humblest officer of the municipality. And it be- hooves Christians to be vigilant and wise. They should not al- low the party lash to cause them to swerve from voting according to their convictions of right. But, all things being equal, they should diligently endeavor to pro- mote Christian men to office. And if this cannot be done, then let them by all means seek to get honest, intelligent and temperate men to represent their interests. We have been credibly in- formed that some of the candi- dates for the most prominent po- sitions within the gift of the peo- ple of this State are notorious in- fidels; that some of them have lately been seen quite drunk publicly, and that others are no toriously immoral. We desire simply to call atten- tion to these things, and to urge our uvithren to note them, and then act as becomes Christians and good citizens.— G. W. H,, in Western Recorder. •'Now is the time to give Smith's Wo Oil." 2- 3 S-\> 2nTO j. I HAVE this day purchased from Wm. Price & Co., their entire stock, and shall continue the business, in all its brandies, at the old stand, M Street, opposite Globe Hotel. A complete and RELIABLE Stock of PURE Drags, Medicines aod Chemicals, Selected by W. D. Whitted, M. D., and bought from the best Houses in the country. A full assortment of Proprietary Articles and Patent Medicines. Also Brushes, Combs, Sponges, Soaps, Stationery, Per- fumer]/, Fancy and Toilet Articles. W. D. WHITTED, IW. D., will continue to have his office in the rear of store, where he can be found when not pro- fessionally engaged. Prescriptions carefully compounded at all hours of the night and day. A share of the public patronage is respectfully solicited. W. H. REEVES. Hendersonville, N. C, Aug. 5th, 1S84. 3 ! 3 3 m - Obtained, and all other business in the U. S. Patent Office attended to for Moderate Fees. Our office is opposite the U. S. Patent Office, and we can obtain Pat- ents in less time than those remote from Washington. Send Model or Drawing. We ad- vise as to patentability free of charge; and we make no charge unless we obtain Patent. We refer, here, to the Postmaster, the Supt. of Money Order Div., and to officials of the U. S. Patent Office. For circular, advice, terms and refer- ences to actual clients in your own State or county, write to C. A. SNOW & CO., Opp. Patent Office, Wellington, D. C. Secular Department. LOCAL ITEMS. Quinces Wanted. Mr. F. G. Hart wants to pur- chase 13 or more bushels of ripe Quinces. Those having such fruit should call on him. Four boys, three colored and one white, were convicted of lar- ceny at this term of our court, and sentenced to the penitentiary for one and two years. We were pleased to see this week Mr. N. G. Osteen, a mem- ber of the Watchman and South- ern Publishing Co., of Sumter, S. C. Mr. Osteen is spending a few weeks in the mountains. We call the attention of our readers to the advertisement in this issue of Mr. W. H. Reeves. Mr. Reeves is a young man of energy and pluck, and will doubt - ' s - conduct the Drug business in . '.HJCH satisfactory to all. . — \V neglected some weeks ago to call the attention of our read- ers to Mr. D. M. Luther's school, at Pigeon Valley, in Haywood county. Mr. Luther has the rep- utation of being a first class , teacher. His school will continue | during the year. Died. On Sunday morning last, at 4 o'clock, at the residence of her father, Mr. P. E. Brasvvell, in this place, Mrs. Delia Scoh'eld. The remains were carried to Georgetown, S. C, the home of Mr. Scoficld, on Monday, for in- terment. Camp Meeting. We are recpiested to announce that there will be the usual an- nual camp meeting at Shaws Creek Camp Ground, beginning on Friday next. We wish the brethren and sis- ters a good time, at this their an- nual meeting, which has become so dear to the hearts of many of those good people. C. C. Jordan & Co. are con- stantly receiving their goods, and at an early day expect to open as attractive stock of general mer- chandise as can be found any- where in our mountain country. They will be found in the Ripley stone building, just south of Court House. "Kit" will make it to the interest of those who want goods to call on him. Our Superior Court is still in session. The State docket has been disposed of and a number of c.ises tried 011 the civil docket. More civil suits, at this writing. have been tried than at anv term for a niimlier of years. Judge Shipp waits for no suitor; sends for no attorney. When a case is called it must he tried, continued or placed at the end of the docket. This is right. Our county, and even litigants, have suffered a great deal because attorneys were not ready to try their cases and the Presiding Judge listened to all excuses. no night at the Exposition grounds; and one set of workmen are employed on the government budding by day and another by night. As many men as can find room to work are employed, there being no lack of material or money. The main building, the largest in the world, is nearly completed and the other huge companion structure will be hur- ried to completion as rapidly as possible. fb i •. are seen at their worst. Down the liver. Old Fort Wash- ington, fourteen miles away, can be plainly seen, its grey battle- ments outlined against the green hills beyond. The two and three masted schooners looked like miniature sail-boats scudding about on a pond, and the old fashioned town of Alexandria was perfectly visihle. With the assistance of a pair of field glasses the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia could tip easily seen, and it is expected the pile will soon be high enough to distinguish the ships on Chesa- peake hay. The Washington Monument will be the loftiest structure built by human hands since the days of Bahel. It already overtops by several feet the highest cathedrals of the world except the Cathe- dral of Cologne. This memorial to the "Father of his Country" was begun en- thusiastically in a fit of patriotism which did not last until its object was half completed. It left upon the banks of the Potomac an Un- sightly pile of marble, which stood for years, a reproach to the country, until finally Congress came to its relief by appropria- ting money for its completion. The Monument is severely simple in form, being a plain ob- elisk, narrowing in diameter with every course of stone. But as it nears completion a harmony of proportion is developed that im- presses the mind, and there is the majest)' too, of mere size. Visitors to the spot are sur- prised at the earless manner in which the workmen walk around on the very edge of the shaft. Climbing about in the safety netting that surrounds the edge ot the top, they remind observ- ers on the ground of insects caught in a web. Notwithstand- ing this apparent recklessness not a single accident has occurred since the work began. "~ANNOUN CEMENTS^ Foi Eeg-istei of IDeed.3_ M. N. Love announces himself as a candidate lor Register of Deeds for Henderson county, at the election in November next. 3-S-tde. Upon the solicitation of many of my old and new friends, of both political parties, I announce myself as an Inde- pendent candidate for the office of Register of Deeds, at the ensuing No- vember election. J. R. GASH. 3-9-tde. For SHeiiff. J. P. Johnson, jr., announces himself a candidate for the office of Sheriff of Henderson count)', at the election in November next. This August 1 2th, 1SS4. [3-11-tde. Foi Surveyor. G. N. Sentell announces himself as a Candidate for the office of Sur- veyor of Henderson county, at the election in November next. August iyth, 1SS4. [3-13-tde. 10,000 MEN WANTED to sell The Great Temperance Controversy. A work of thrilling power and interest. Send tor Circulars. Geo. Fi jllwkll & Co., Courier-Journal building, Louisville, Ky. [3-i3-4tcow. l or Sale Cheap. A Goon Double-barrel, Breech-load- ing Shot Gun. Apply to C. H. RAY, 3-13-it.] Hendersonville, N. C. The New York Independent now re put! fates Gov. Cleveland, and refuses any longer to support him for the Presidency. Truly the candidate has a hard road to travel. It calls upon the Inde- pendents to hold another conven- tion and place a new ticket in the field. The intelligent American peo- ple of both parties have been disgusted with the Cleveland and Blaine scandals. Men of common sense and understand- ing can see that most of these scandalous reports are originated purely for campaign purposes, and are published and circulated for the purpose of deceiving and creating prejudice in the minds of those who have not the means of learning the truth of the mat- ters. Guitar For Sale. Au improved Instrument and of su- perior tone. Spanish model. Apply to C. H. RAY, 3-13-it.] Hendersonville, N. C, WASHINGTON LETTER. The value of farms, &c, in the United States, as per census of 1SS0, was $10,199,000,000. The annual value of their gross pro- ducts was $320,000,000. The val- ue of manufactured products for the same period was $5,369,000,- 000. The annual accumulation of wealth in the United States is $825,000,000; in France, $375.- 000,000; Great Britain, $325,000,- 000; Germany. 200,000,000. Every day that the sun rises on the American people they seethe addition of 2,500,000 wealth to the Republic. The government building erect- ed by the management of the World Exposition for the accom- modation of the United States ex- hibit as well as the collective ex- hibits of a number of States is located between the main build- ing and St. Charles Avenue, the dimensions being SS5 feet long by 565 feet wide. The view of the main building is not obstruct- ed, by reason of the fact that the government building is somewhat in advance of the front line of the main building. By the use of powerful electric lights there is (From Our Regular Correspondent.) August, 1SS4. These vacation times afford one abundant leisure to visit the sights of Washington. Yester- day your correspondent went over to the "National Museum in cider to sketch the so-called '•wizard" Prof. Hendley at his work of stuffing monkeys, ouranj outangs, and all sorts qf animals, and! to-day I scaled the heights of the still rising: Washington Mon- imieSnt. This last was a privilege not accorded to everyone who applies for it. Taking visitors to the top has in no small measure retarded the progress of the work during the last year, and consequently passes to the sum- mit are issued grudgingly. It takes the elevator, always loaded with stone, as well as human freight, ten minutes to rise from the bottom to the top, where it stops with an alarming jerk. One does not alight from the platform at once, but stands for a few moments enraptured by the scene suddenly revealed to his vision. The view of the city is beauti- ful beyond imagination; butfrom the dizzy height, the houses look like toys, and the men on bicycles like slow crawling spiders. Even the Capitol with its high dome, appeared to be nestling as close to the earth as it could get. The surmounting figure of the dome, the bronze "Goddess of Liberty" looked at from the top of the Monument, instantly gives the obseiver an idea of the enormous height of the latter. The God- dess ; s far below. Tlie thousands of red brick buildings in the center of Wash- ingtai give the city a general red appearance relieved only by the vhite marble public struct- ures. The series of parks south of Pennsylvania avenue, extend- ing from the botanical gardens to the Monument, presented a pretty picture, with their green swarls, curving and interesting roadvays, and plots with masses of blight colored flowers. Tlx; eye is attracted also to the broai placid surface of the Po- tamac, stretching away to the southward. From this elevation, the green and festering Potomac IB A 1'lCTUieii otr HOME. I was looking over our pictures, Views in a distant land — Cathedrals, and abbeys, and castles — I held within my hand; And in fancy I went traveling, Untiring up and down Through the streets of many a city, And many a quaint old town. I paused at Milan's Cathedral; And from some Alpine hill I saw the Lake of Como, In the distance calm and still. Then Pisa's leaning tower. And Florence, city fair: And on the Uridge of Sighs I stood And breathed a captive's prayer. And there with varying thoughts I gazed On thee, O mighty Rome? The glories of thy Vatican, St. Peter's womi'rous dome. But while my thoughts, thus far away, In foreign lands did roam. Another picture met mine eyes — A picture of my home. I know not by what chance it came — Or rather let me say, By what means Providence had placid That picture in my way. I know my very heart rejoiGed, Mine eyes with tears were wet; And of all pictures I had seen, This was the fairest yet. What was Milan's Cathedral, Enchanting though it be? To the "little church in the hollow" My heart turned lovingly. And the beautiful Lake of Como Was but a passing dream, That was lest to sight in a moment On Susquehanna's stream. Anil the bridge that spanned the river, Seemed to my longing eyes, v bridge of smiles and sunshine, • And not a "Bridge of Sighs." thought no more of Venice, Of Florence, or of Rome, ' -had not missed for all the world That one sweet glimpse of home. .--i' -ered my heart for many a day, It made my new home fair; And bound it to the <3ld one. Like two hearts joined in prayer. O, for these little things that seem To happen as bv chance, I think we evermore should lift To heaven a grateful glance. And more and more our hearts should turn Unto our home above; And gladly give up all to see The city of God's love. — Presbyterian. The setting of a great hope is like the setting of the sup. The brightness of our life is gone, -haclows of the evening fall be- hind us, and the world seems but :i dim reflection of itself — a broad- er shadow. We look forward into the lovely night; the soul withdraws itself. Then stars arise and the night is holy. A. I.. I'ATTIiKSON . M, C TOMS. PATTERSON & TOMS, REAL ESTATE AGENTS, llcncl crsoiiville , JV. C, WILL negotiate the sale, lease or exchange of farms, town lots, timber lands, mill properties, min- eral and grazing lands, in Henderson and surrounding counties. All letters answered, and business promptly at- tended to. Refer by permission to the Editor »>f this paper, 2-17-tf. Thev have now the following lands for sale: No. 1. The place known as the Huges place, four miles east of Hendersonville, containing 140 acres more or less, 25 acres of which is bottom land. Well watered and timbered. Good orchard and improvements. Very desirable. No. i. 24 acres woodland, 1)4 miles from Hendersonville. No. 4. 26 acres woodland, i}<> miles from Hendersonville. No. 5. 18 acres woodland, \\» miles from Hendersonville. No. 6. 25 acres woodland, 2 miles from Hendersonville. No. 7. Containis 31 acres on Ashevillc road, 2 miles from Hender- sonville. No. 8. 26 acres woodland, if jd niiles from Hendersonville, on Asheville road. 11. Also 5 acres near the corporate limits of Hendersonville, one-half cleared and all under fence. 12. One lot (.very desirable) contain- ing good dwelling and store house and other out-buildings. On Main street. A bargain. 13. One tract containing 260 acres, on Green River. Desirable. 14. One tract containing 100 acres, on Boilston creek. Very desirable. ORGAN Itching Piles— Symptoms and Cure. The svir ptnms arc moisture, like perspira tion, intense itching, increased by scratching; very distressing, particularly at nijrht; seems as it' pin-worms were crawling in and about the rectum; the private parts are sometimes affected. 11" allowed to continue very serious results may follow. "SWAYNE'S OINT- MENT" is .1 pleasant, sure cure. Also, for Tetter, Itch, Salt-Kheum. Scald-Head, Ery- sipilas. Barbers 1 Itch, Blotches, all scaly, •rusty Skin Diseases. Box, by mail, e;o cts.; for $1.25, Address, Dk. Sw.u'NE & Son, 'hillt. Pa. Sold bv Drufjirists. [3-11-iy. FEMALE COLLEGE, Shelby, .A". C. EXT SESSION begins Septem- ber 2nd, 18S4. Board and 1 very reasonable. Faculty mate delightful. N her 2nd, 18S4. Board and Tui able. Mineral waters nindant. Apply for catalogue containing full particulars to R. D. M ALLAH. Y, President. j -7-4111. THE ALLEGEFt Onh $47.30. Style K., JVo. GO Contains 4 lull sets Alleger's renowned reeds. These reeds are sweeter and more powerful than any heretofore in- vented. Combination No. 60 contains 9 useful Stops, Principal, Diapason, Forte, Piano, Echo, Principal Forte, Melodin, Flute and grand or«;an Knee Stop. Remember that reeds make the music, not stops. Organs contain- ing a large number of stops are sure to get out of order. STYLE K. is made from thoroughly seasoned Indiana Black Walnut, built to last, not for show. The case is very handsome. Regular price of this Organ is $85, but in order to have this Or- ffiin introduced at once, anv- one sending me $47.50 (in- side the next 30 days) will receive this beautiful $35 Organ, Stool and Book n- cl tided. AofJung Saved by Corns- pondence. Order at once and the Or- gan will be shipped same day your order is received. For reference you can write to Frst National Bank of Washington, N. J. A o Year Guarantee wi l .h every Instrument. Address, H. W. ALLEGER, Washington. New Jersey. 3-10-6111. LEGAL NOTICES. LAM> SALE. BY VIRTUE of a mortgage, or deed in trust, dated July 23rd, 1S83, duly- registered in the office of the Register of Deeds of Henderson county in Book 16, on page 30, the undersigned will, on the 8th day of September, 1SS4, at Hendersonville, in said county, sell for cash to the highest bidder, "the follow- ing described piece or parcel of land, lying and being in the county of Hen- derson and State of North Carolina, and known and designated as follows, viz. Beginning on a forked Black Oak and runs East 67 poles to a stake; thence North 180 poles to a stake in J. R. Aliens' line; thence West 67 poles to a Post Oak; thence South 180 poles to the beginning, containing seventy - five acres." August 2nd, 1SS4. A. A. FEATHERSTON, 3-io- 4 t. Sale oi Land for Taxes. By virtue of the Tax List in my hands for collection, I will sell at the Court House door in Hendersonville, on the 1st day of September, 1S84, the following lands for taxes due and un- paid: (0 Benj. F. Justus' interest in 150 acres in Edneyville Township, on Sugar Loaf Mountain, adjoining the lands of W. D. Justus and others for taxes of 1881, '82 and '83. (2) John L. & M. R. Osteen's inter- est in Si acres, more or less, in Blue Ridge Township, on the Howards Gap Road, adjoining the lands of L. J. Hood, deceased, and others, for taxes of 1882 and '83. (3) John T. and wife M. P. Free- man's interest in 10 acres, more or less, in Hendersonville Township, adjoining the lands and being part of the lands of N. Bowen's heris, and others, for taxes of 18S2 and '83. (4) L. T. <$: G. A. William's interest in the T. Williams Tan-Yard place in Hendersonville, west of Court-house, for taxes of 1SS2 and 'S3. (5) J. M. and wife F. A. Waldrop's interest in house and lot in Henderson- ville, adjoining the lots of H. Y. Gash and others, for taxes of 1SS3. Wm. M. and M. M. Edney's interest in 200 acres on the waters ot Clear Creek, adjoining the lands of J. A. Townsend and others, lor taxes of 1S82 and 18S3. This August 1st, 1S84. Tuos. J. Rick man. 3-10-4L Tax Collector. DON T FAIL TO STOP AT THE GRAND CENTRAL HOTEL, Asheville, Jf, C, If you want Good Meals and Nice Rooms. Electric Bells in Every Room. 3-S-tf. THE MAGNIFICENT TOWER, ON THE SUMMIT OF IS now ready for visitors. The public arc invited to avail themselves of the pleas- ure of looking from this Observatory through a large and powerful Telescope, containing two eve-pieces — one for Terrestrial use, with power of $5 diameters, and one for Astro- nomical use, with power of 110 diameters. Single admission, 25 cents. Special rates to Ptc-Nic parties or schools. No charge for children under 12 years of age, when accom- panied by parents or jruardian. This Observatory is 5 miles West of Hen- dersonville, and commands some- of the grandest mountain scenery in Western North Carolina. This mountain has a pleasure drive scientifically laid out and in good con- dition. HICKS JONES. mW SASH STORE ! SPECIAL BARGAINS. Chas- E. Lee, 1st door above Farmer's Warehouse, C. E. Graham's old stand, ASHEVILLE, - N. C. — DEALER IN General Merchandise, CLOTHING, HARDWARE &C. J^^It gives me much pleasure to say to my many former customers and friends, of three years ago, when in the retail business with Pleasant, Millis & Co., that I have opened in Asheville a LARGE AND VARIED STOCK OF Dry Goods, Clothing, Hats, Boots, Shoes, fyc, And I am determined to GUARANTEE SATISFACTION IN QUALIT) AND PRICE. WARRANTED SHOES A SPECIALTY. A 'Large Stock of Clover and Grass Seed. ROYAL ST. JOHN SEWINU MACHINE, FULLY WAR- RANTED FOR 5 YEARS, Such as usually sold for $40.00, for $25.00, with 2 drawers, drop-leaf and top, and all attachments. Satisfaction guaranteed or money refunded. Hope to have all my friends call when in Asheville, whether they w'a'.i to buy or not. Truly Yours, CHAS. E. LEE. 3-38-tf- M. T. Just us & Co. AND Harness Makers. — DEALERS IN Saddlery and Saddler's Hardware. Sash and Doors, Locks, Hinges, and' other Hard- ware. Satisfaction Guar- anteed in every case. Razors, Shares and Scissors Sharpened Scientifically. Repairing Done with neatness and cheapness. Shop on North Main Street, HENDERSONVILLE, N. C. h-i-i4-b-i-2o. "BLUE &XSQE ENTERPRISE/' Published at Highlands, Macon county, N. C. Devoted to the interests of Western North Carolina. One of the best family newspapers in the country. TERMS: (In advance.) One vear, - — - , - $ I -.S° Eight months, - - - 1.00 Six " .-- 75 Three " - 5° Reliable agents wanted in every set- tlement in Western North Carolina. Address, (giving relerence.) ENTERPRISE, Highlands, N. C. 2-11. i 555 ■ CAMP £ The dest LOW-rniCF.i> Ohcan now in the market. We call the special attention of Dealers and Agents to the above Organ, and can ofler prices and inducements which will make it an object for tin trade to handle and push it. It is srjPERlOh ix quality - AND TONE, DURABLU, ATTRACT; YE IN APPEARANCE, atld FULLY WAR- RANTED. Reliable Agents Wanicd. Send for catalogues and prices. Pianos of all grades furnished at m M lowest prices. ■ ESTEY * CAMP, 203 N. Broadway (5th St.), CHICAGO HOUSE, 188 & 190 State St. ST. LOUIS, MO. 3 1 FARM, ra SALE, CONTAINING 230 ACRES, more or less, in Hendcrsonvillc Township, oil the east bank of French Broad River. It has about 40 acres of second-class bottom, dis- tributed along- the branches and the river. About 100 acres has been cleared, and the farm is in an ordinary state of cultivation. A tu'o-storv dwelling, containing five rooms. *r-.Vu.0s 011 a nice emiiience. .viin tne usuai ouibuiidii-^s, which are in Ordinary condition. Good apple, peach, and cherry orchards, fine springs and an abundance of pure running water. Well adapted to fruit and stock raising. Good settlement, with school house, churches, mills, store and post office con- venient. Call on or address the editor of thi.- paper. 2-56-tl. THE CHEAPEST I bills Wi IN THE STATE The Weekly News and Observer club rates from now until December arc as follows: 5 copies, 10 copies, 20 copies, 50 copies, 100 copies, $ 2 00 3 75 7 00 15 00 28 00 D. M. Parky, Pres. T. H. Parky, Sec. & Treasurer. Spring Cart Co., RusliviUe, Indiana.. (Cut shows No. 3 ready to i^ct into Get up your clubs at once. You should sec that every voter in your county lias a copy. Address, NEWS AND OBSERVER CO., Raleigh, N. C. (iood Pay lor Agent*. S100 to S200 per 1110., mailt selling our line Rooks unci Bibles. Write to J. C. McCL'RDY A- CO., Philadelphia, Pa. 5-lri iv. MAY NEED TKI3 Address J. M. MURRAY, ELIZA BETH, N.J, 40 pa ~e cataio'-ua free. Maps & Charts. CheapestI Best! Agents V/inted, 8-43-6111. RSTHMAs CERMAN ASTHMA CURE ever fails to instantly re- ■ llieve the most vi .lent attack I "andinsnrectnifortablesleep ( I fled by mhala'">n. tling reach, ug the disease direct, f I relaxes the «pns.n. facilitates free expectoration and I I effect* ^1 where all other remedies I I [all.. WJL»JT»liOAtriil'.villeoDvincethemostl I skeptical of Us immediate, direct and never failing I effect. Price: 50c. and &1.00. Tn il pnekage free. Of dragir sta or l>v mall for stump. Cut this out- Da. It.seilll'1'MANN. St.Puul. Minn. 3 i3 4tcow Wholesale Manufacturers of Two-Wheeled Vehicles. The only thing on two wheels that rides as easy as a carriaire. Goods Made of the Best Materials and Warranted. 10 Styles. Prices Very Low. \\ rite to us for Prices and Catalogue. 3-6-6111. May, can, and must have a Sewing Machine! And when selecting- one, he sure to r^o to the dealers in the first-class and warrant- ed machines made by the WEED EW!M MACHINE COMPANY, HARTFORD,. CONN. IF YOU WANT The Largest Under Ann! The Lightest Running! The Most Lavishly Decorated! All the Latest Improvements! Knife-edged Treadle Bearing! Ball-Bearing Balance Wheel. An ti - Friction Movements ! FOR SALE RY T. a- ALLEN, llendersonville, N. C, _A.nd dealers generally. 2 41 1. f. D. BREVARD. R. R. PORTER. J. D. BREVARD $ CO., DEALERS IN' (jineraJ Merchandise, ASHEVILLE, N. C. Ititi* §1*11 CLOTHING! A SPECIALTY- Before purchasing elsewhere it will pay you well to examine the goods kept by the above firm J. L. McKee, F. A. Fanning and Geo. H. Moseley, Salesmen. J. D. Brevard is also still con- nected with the well known and relia- ble firm of C. W. THORN & CO., Richmond, Va. z-JO-iy PlfSTIS THE undersigned returns thanks for the very liberal patronage which he has ^ieretofore enjoyed, and begs leave to inform the public that he is still engaged in his profession. He re- lies foi success upon honest work and reasonable charges, and solicits a con- tinuance of the patronage of those who need his services. partial list of prices: Full Plate, best material, - $S 00 Gold Fillings, medium size, each, I 00 Amalgum " " " '• r,o When no other work is done: V-'.. fai'tilVf I Tooth - . 35 " " 2 Teeth, - . ' 50 « <« 7 " - 1 00 When you want a box of good relia- ble Tooth Powders, send 25 cents by mail, and you will receive them by re- turn mail. Call on or address, WEXLER SMATHERS, Mills River, Henderson county, N. C. NOTICE OF DISSOLUTION. The Firm of A. & R. Finlav has this day dissolved copartnership, Alexander Frnlay retiring. The business will be conducted ami all liabilities assumed by Robert Finlay. A. & R. FINLAY. May 29th, 1SS4. To the Public ! I HAVE this day purchased Alex- ander Finlay's interest in the Firm of A. ,&L R. Finlay, and will CONTINUE BUSINESS . . At the SAME STAND. I have a full line of DRY GOODS. NOTIONS, HOSIERY, LAWNS, MUSLINS, GLOVES, SLIPPERS. FINE SHOES. HEAVY AND FANCY GROCERIES, And will be glad to see mi old friends. Respectfully, ROBERT FINLAY. Hertdcrsonviltc. May jyth, 1884. 3-1-61. A iDlEKI^ll? Send six cents for post- <#% « ! JrlI «• jCp«at;,j, : ,nd receive free, a costly hox ot goods which will help all, of either sex. to more money right away than anything- else in this world. Fortunes await tl e workers absolutely sure. At once ad- dress Tuut A: Co., Augusta, Maine. 2-46-I y. 'T^hjE QlAr-jOfND §I-|IRT What is it ? It is the best white dress shirt now offered for sale. Why is it the best ? 1st. It is made of the best materials — Wamsutta muslin, Brookfield 2100 linen, Clark's 0. N. T. spool cotton. 2d. Its workmanship is unequalled — Everlasting Stay Attachment, French Placket Sleeves, Reinforced Bosoms 3d. It will fit, elegantly — Tall men, — Short men, Fat men, — Lean men, Big men, — Little men. MANUFACTURED BY DANIEL MILLER & CO., Importers and Jobbers, Dry Goods and Notions, Gents' Furnishings, 32 and 34 HOPKINS' PLACE. WAMSUTTA If your dealer docs not keep it, send his address to Daniel Miller cc Co., sole man-* uf xct.urers, Baltimore, Mrl PROFESSIONAL CAR chas. h. McDowell, DENTIST. (Office over Capt. M. C. Toms' Store.) Hendersouville . .N". C. Graduate of the Denial Department of the University of Maryland. 2-49-Onv. THOS. J. RICKMAN, Attorney - a.t - Xja-ro-, A. VI) IRIE^Ij ESTATE AG-EI1TT, II ei i ders onville, .7V. C. The investigation of titles and the collection of claims a specialty. Prompt attention given to all business entrusted to my care. Office in Rock House, 2 doors from Postoffice. Refers to M. C. Toms, llendersonville, N. C. NATT ATKINSON, ATTORNEY - AT - LAW, AND DEALER IX REAL ESTATE, Asheville, N. C. PERSONS in Western North Car- olina wishing to sell or buy Lots in Asheville, or lands in any of the Western counties, would do well to confer with me before making trades. 2-?S-tf. The Asheville .Idvance, Puhlsnen Daily and Weekly at Asheville, N. C. SIBSCRIPTIOX rates: Da ily, one year, " six months, " one month, Weekly, one year. $6 00 3 o° 5° 1 00 Advertising rates reasonable. Address, THEODORE HOBGOOD, Editor and Proprietor. .3-7 wh>t 1 n ANVWHSBE lOlt JESUS. (Concluded. ) forlorn sphere contained within it all the elements of hope, and he should count himself fortunate to have chosen it. Of course, the result is not uni- formly the same in either case. The successor of the eminent hor- ticulturist may strike out a new path, and by God's Messing achieve as much as had been done in former days, and even more; and in the other case the tiartlen so sadly neglected may go from had to worse, till the owner may even regret the slov- ens whom he had discharged. We have seen both cases illus- trated in churches and ministries. A young brothei' modestly dar- ing, has proven to be in God's hands the equal of him who fell asleep amid universal regret: and <rie;tt has been the joy of the peo- ple and the glory of the Lord. Alas! wc have also seen gross in- capacity followed by yet deeper uselessness, and the new comer iias gained nothing by the failure of his predecessor except the power to do still greater mischief. Such men are out of place alto- gether, and remind us of the wit- tv remark of one who was asked, '•VVhat do you think of our min- ister's preaching? - ' "Why. I think he did much 'better four years ago." "How can that be? lie was not a preacher then, but iker." Just so. That is meant. lie did much then.'' fur first business is to become vessels fit for the blaster's use. This l>eing done by the quicken- ing ami sanctifying power of the Holy Spnit, our next endeavor should be to wait upon the Lord, saying, "show me what thou wouldst have me to do." Should no -work !>c laid upon us imme- diately, it is ours obediently to wait; not with our eyes shut, cer- tainly, hut without that wearing |- anxiety which is pretty sine to blunder into a position which it will ere; long blunder out of. We are not called upon to break open doors; but when the open door is set before us, we should be prompt to enter, To run before we are sent may involve our hav- ing to come back again at a slow- er and more sorrowful pace; but to watch for the sound of the go- ing in the mulberry-trees, ready at once to bestir ourselves, in the posture of wisdom and safety. Our waiting upon God must be true and real, and not a mere pre- tence. We must not be looking out for that which is pleasing, but for that which is lit. We are to go where God appoints and not where we desire. Picking and choosing with fastidious haste, according to preconceived notions of what is due to our no- ble selves, will end in ignoble loafing. We have all beard of the man in the wood who want- ed a stick, and saw many good ones, but concluded that if he- walked on further he would still see many equally suitable, and perhaps one better than all; and so lie hesitated until he came to the end of the wood, and then must needs limp all the rest of the way home for want of a staff. Vain men have thrown away op- portunities in the past for which they would give their eves to- day. As profligates have lived to hunger for their former leavings, so have workers longed for the humble spheres which afortime they despised. Some of God's Jonahs would be glad to go to Nineveh now if the Lord woidd but send them. He who once dreamed that he was an Isaiah would now lie l ight glad to be an Amos, but his own pretentious- ness has shut him out. As — "There is a tide in the affairs of men Which, taken at th; flood, leads on to fortune."' so in the sublime affairs of life eternal, in the service of the Ever-blessed, there is a tide which bears a man to usefulness, and this once missed, the man may lie at his moorings till he rots away in the very wasteful- ness of fruitless complaining and regret. "Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might." O servant of the Lord, 'work for thy Master in some form or fash- ion, as best comes to thee! The first thing that comes to hand may not he the greatest, but it may be the fittest to begin upon. Work with energy and full- hearted zeal, trusting in the Lord for present help for the present burden. Give thyself to this which God gives thee, and thy Lord and his people will yte what thou art doing. If thou art wrongly in the lowest room, the Master of the feast will soon bid thee come up higher. The church this day needs thorough- going men as much as ever. Iri spite of all that is said to the con- trary, the thorough-going, devo- ted worker will not long be left in a corner. The swan does not remain for life in the duck's nest. The man shall not wait long for his hour, though many an hour is waiting for its man. Enter the ranks of the Lord's army as a private; it is the only way to ob- tain promotion in the heavenly services. Neither purchase nor patronage will be found available in the real warfare of life. Out- ward ecclesiastiral rank may seem to come of such outward help, bat advancement according to the commission of the King of kings comes. only of his grace as the reward of service done, or hardness borne. The only way upward in the sight of the. Lord is to go downward. He who de- scends to complete self-abnega- tion has ascended to true honor. He who makes himself the least is already the greatest. The low- liest service, the gentlest forbear- ance, the tenderest sympathy, tiie fullest self-sacrifice, the deep- est humility — these are those qualifications for "the first three" which we ought all to cultivate, for without them a place among the mightiest will prove a fatal honor. — Western Recorder (jood Feeding'. Spurgeon declares that most rows among dogs come from a scarcity of bones; and the quarrels among God's children come from insufficient gospel feeding. Christians like other animals, know when they are well fed, and it is astonishing how much Christians will endure when they have an abundance of strong gospel meat. He might have added that when they grow hun- gry through want of healthy feeding they are almost sure to turn upon and devour one anoth- er. It is a sad sight thus to be- hold Christians so reduced and emaciated that they lose their mutual love and become the de- stroyers of themselves! And the sadness is deeply intensified when we see the shepherd of the flock among the fighters, adding to the strife and destruction. And all this sometimes comes to pass when there is an unlimited sup- ply of strengthening food found in the gospel feast, and when the sweetest joys of earth come to the hearts of pastors in dispen- sing it to the saints of the Lord. It well/becomes pastors, when they find divisions among their people, to ponder earnestly the question, whether they have not railed to "feed the sheep," as Christ gave direction to Peter. It might change the spirit of an irate pastor to realize that his negligence in study and prayer- ful preparation, and his unfaith- fulness in administering to the needs of his people had brought poverty of soul and war among his flock. And it might also be well for belligerent church mem- bers to stop in their mad pur- poses and consider the end of this course, and remember that it can bring only evil and death. In our efforts to secure a pas- tor, our aim and prayer should be to obtain one who can feed well. It is not empty declamation, and pretty curling that we need, but downright healthy gospel feed- ing. When a church can secure such a pastor then we may ex- pect peace, harmony, true fellow- ship, growth and genuine pros- perity in the church. — Central Baptist. Jesus says, "Come now," not "Come when every thing else has turned out bitten." Matthew T. Yates, D. D , was born in Wake county, N. C, January 8th, 1S19, baptized in October, 1836, through many stru<'"des gained an education, graduated with much honor at Wake T^orest, 1S46, married Miss Eliza Moring. of Chathan coun- ty, N. C, in September fotlowing. sailed for Shanghai early in 1S47, and is still there, hoping to rill out a half century of such work as few men have been able to do. 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